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Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource Center’s goal is to enhance the overall student experience and prepare graduates for a lifelong career in health sciences by providing:

  • Academic advising
  • Educational workshops
  • Career services such as resume critiques, mock interviews and career exploration
  • Information about study abroad programs, student research opportunities and graduate programs
  • Leadership development within the health professions

The Academic Resource Center provides academic advising for first- and second-year students in Harris College to help develop their academic goals in the health and helping professions. Professional advisors are available to review TCU core, major and minor requirements, provide guidance and support and refer students to University resources.


  • Stacy Dissinger – Director; Academic Coaching, Nursing
  • TBD – Communication Sciences & Disorders, Nursing
  • Alexandra De Leon – Nursing, Allied Health Sciences
  • Madison Lewis – Kinesiology, Nursing-pre major
  • Social Work majors are advised by the Department of Social Work faculty

Please note that the nursing and athletic training programs have specific admission requirements based on undergraduate admission & enrollment at TCU. Harris College offers rigorous courses of study designed to prepare students for their chosen profession. It is important that you be aware of specific GPA requirements put in place by your department or intended graduate course of study.

It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of the following policies and procedures to ensure their academic success in Harris College.

The Academic Resource Center has a dedicated Career Consultant to help you prepare for a career in the health and helping professions. Resume critiques, mock interviews, major and career exploration and career fairs are among the services provided for Harris College students.

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For more career services information, contact the Center for Career and Professional Development. To schedule an appointment with Kate Levenson email


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Q. How do I make an advising appointment?
A.  Email the assigned advisor for your major of interest, or call 817-257-6112.

Q. Is there tutoring available in Harris College?
A. Group tutoring is available for specific courses and majors. Talk to your academic advisor about the tutoring options. Other academic departments offer free tutoring for their courses, including Statistics, Biology and Chemistry.

Q. What happens if I do not meet the minimum GPA requirements?
A. Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements for their major will be placed on academic probation. They will need to discuss what actions need to be taken in order for them to be successful in their major with their academic advisor, who can develop a new counseling plan to show how degree requirements will fit into a long-range plan. If a student continues to be unsuccessful in their major, other areas of study should be explored.

Q. Can I declare a major in Harris College after leaving the program in an earlier semester?
A. If you changed your major earlier in your college career, then you should meet with an academic advisor before declaring again. This will allow you to review the degree requirements and determine if you can successfully earn a health sciences degree.

Q. What if I decide my major within Harris College is not what I want to pursue, but I am still interested in the health and helping professions?
A. If you are still considering a profession within the health and helping professions, it is best to meet with an advisor to learn more about the variety of degrees Harris College offers. Our career services liaison can also perform a career assessment to determine where your strengths lie and which degrees are the best fit.

Q. What if Harris College is not a good fit for me?
A. TCU’s Center for Academic Services provides students the opportunity to explore majors. Students can declare their major as “pre-major” through their my.TCU Student Center and take courses to fulfill the core requirements. During that time, you can find an area of interest and meet with the professional advisors in CAS to determine an appropriate fit.

Academic Resource Center
Annie Richardson Bass Building, Suite 2100

Stacy Dissinger, M. Ed.
Director; Academic Coaching and Nursing
Academic Resource Center

Trudy Conner
Academic Advisor; Speech Pathology and Nursing
Academic Resource Center

Alexandra De Leon
Academic Advisor; Nursing and Allied Health Sciences
Academic Resource Center

Madison Lewis
Academic Advisor; Kinesiology and Pre-
Academic Resource Center

Sandi Barr
Administrative Assistant
Academic Resource Center and Center for Oncology Education and Research